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The Freshwater Mussels (Unionoida) of the World (and other less consequential bivalves)

FM(U)otW(aolcb) is the web version of the MUSSEL Project Database. Follow the links to browse the data or use the custom Google search field. Either way, you win!

This page reports the specimens in the MUSSELpdb and provides a map if geocodes are known. The taxonomic history reports the record of different names and combinations that have been applied to this species (and its synonyms) since 2007.

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Unionoida | Unionoidea | Unionidae | Ambleminae | Pleurobemini | Fusconaia

species Fusconaia flava (Rafinesque, 1820): specimens
     21 nominal species as synonyms

Taxonomic History (since 2007)

Fusconaia flavaTiemann et al. (2007), Graf & Cummings (2007), Burdick & White (2007), Chapman et al. (2008), ..., Lor et al. (2020), Inoue et al. (2020), FMCS (2021), Graf & Cummings (2021)
Fusconaia hebetataGraf & Cummings (2007), Cummings & Graf (2010), Campbell & Lydeard (2012), Burlakova et al. (2012)
Fusconaia askewiCampbell & Lydeard (2012)
Fusconaia “askewi”Burlakova et al. (2012)
Fusconaia undataITIS (2012)

Range: Widespread in the Interior, Great Lakes and Nelson River basins, as well as the western Gulf Coastal Plain, North America. Introduced to the Atlantic Slope via the Erie Canal.

Map of Georeferenced Specimens
species map



Riv. Kentucky


Lone Tree Creek, 5 mi S Gibson City, Champaign Co., Illinois 40.3691° N, 88.3803° W


Cache R., Nemo, Craighead, Ark


Louisville, KY


Lake Pepin, Lake City, Minnesota


Cache River, at Nemo, Craighead Co., Arkansas


“Big Bend” Presque Isle Bay, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania


Cincinnati, Ohio


small creeks in Kentucky

Genbank Vouchers

UF_375436_2 (COI, 16S, 28S, ITS1, 5.8S).

ASUMZ1275.1 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

ASUMZ1288.1 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_439077_5 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_375436_1 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.16 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8035.03 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8290.02 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.29 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8031.04 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_438975_9 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.15 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8031.01 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8063.02 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.03 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8290.05 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.28 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.11 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_375436_4 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UAUC_146 (COI, 16S, ND1, ITS1).

JBFMC8284.24 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8063.01 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.14 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.23 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8077.04 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

ASUMZ1274.4 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

3867_tissue_clip_ff (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_439077_6 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_438975_10 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_438975_8 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8284.12 (COI, ND1, ITS1, 5.8S).

UF_375436_3 (COI, ITS1, 5.8S).

JBFMC8031.03 (COI, ND1, 5.8S).

UAM3392 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1282.3 (COI, ND1).

UAM2648 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8290.19 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1273.1 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1274.5 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8290.17 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1289.1 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8284.17 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8284.21 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8249.01 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8031.02 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8290.09 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1282.2 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1258.1 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1249.1 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8284.22 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8035.02 (COI, ND1).

JBFMC8290.08 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1274.3 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1286.1 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1282.1 (COI, ND1).

ASUMZ1285.1 (COI, ND1).

UAM3395 (COI).

FflaSaJ048 JBFMC9502.9 (COI).

OSU_1964-0250 (Ff-9) (COI).

FflaSaJ044 JBFMC9502.5 (COI).

Fchu-flaSJC08 JBFMC8463.4 (COI).

FflaSaJ066 JBFMC11062.5 (COI).

OSU_1982-0023 (Ff-4) (COI).

Fchu-flaSJC05 JBFMC8463.1 (COI).

FflaSaJ043 JBFMC9502.4 (COI).

FflaSaJ042 JBFMC9502.3 (COI).

Fchu-flaSJC09 JBFMC8463.5 (COI).

FflaSaJ068 JBFMC11054.1 (COI).

JBFMC9502.1 (COI).

Fchu-flaSJC06 JBFMC8463.2 (COI).

Mp_2679_FC2002 (Ff-13) (COI).

FflaSaJ065 JBFMC11062.4 (COI).

OSU_1980-0066 (Ff-11) (COI).

OSU_1977-0001 (Ff-8) (COI).

OSU_1981-0144 (Ff-3) (COI).

FflaSaJ045 JBFMC9502.6 (COI).

UMMZ_265702 (COI) Grand River, MI.

OSU_2000-0077 (Ff-6) (COI).

FflaRed050 JBFMC9588.2 (COI).

FflaSaJ058 JBFMC11062.1 (COI).

MP_2679_FC2003 (Ff-7) (COI).

OSU_1993-0003 (Ff-1) (COI).

OSU_1968-0128 (Ff-2) (COI).

FflaSaJ047 JBFMC9502.8 (COI).

OSU_1980-0062 (Ff-12) (COI).

FflaSaJ064 JBFMC11062.3 (COI).

OSU_1998-0021 (Ff-5) (COI).

FflaRed049 JBFMC9588.1 (COI).

UAM3391 (ND1).

FflaSaJ059 JBFMC11062.2 (COI).

FflaSaJ046 JBFMC9502.7 (COI).

Fchu-flaSJC07 JBFMC8463.3 (COI).

FflaSaJ041 JBFMC9502.2 (COI).

UAUC_2864 (ND1).

FflaSaJ067 JBFMC11062.6 (COI).

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